On my visit to Yellowstone National Park, I was truly amazed by the Grand Prismatic Spring. The colors pouring from the earth were astonishing. I couldn't stop thinking about it. It was a very inspiring experience. Standing there I could see how energy flows from deep inside the earth and evolves as it breaks through the earth's surface. Heat waves lifted up as smoke and transformed into beautiful clouds as they rose into the sky - nature's magic show. I couldn't wait to get to my studio to paint this piece. I created the painting with high quality acrylic paints, and then used thin layers of airbrushing to blend the colors and give them depth. The result is a dynamic powerful painting of many layers. The painting features a semi-gloss finish which adds vibrancy to the colors and helps to protect it from damage.  The canvas is finished off with black on all four sides so it doesn't require a frame. It is ready to hang with a wire on the back. 

- Piero Manrique

Birth of Clouds

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 2 oz.



Piero Manrique
Mamaroneck, New York

Getting to Know Piero

Piero Manrique paints artworks with a distinct luminescence and bright color palette. He finds inspiration in change, evolution, and discovery. “My art is like nature, it never repeats, it keeps changing and evolving.” In his current series, Piero works mainly with his fingers and special pouring techniques. “The beauty of many of these paintings is how they keep changing as they dry.” He currently lives in Mamaroneck, New York. Piero always tells his clients to feel the painting and let it tell the story.